Sustainable Korean Beauty
We are very aware that the beauty industry contributes a lot of waste and plastic, but it is refreshing to see many companies that are working on tackling this and reducing their plastic usage. Many companies such as Purito, The Vegan Glow and more are now using recyclable materials and Sioris recently launched two products in glass packaging as well as their biodegradable sheet mask. I am personally really happy to see companies in South Korea working on tackling this and paving the way for sustainable packaging within the skincare industry.
Here is a round up of our favourite sustainably packaged skincare products:
"THE ERA OF CONVENIENCE IS OVER.
NOW COMES THE TIME WHEN DISCOMFORT CHANGES THE WORLD."
Jun soo Park, TOUN28 Co-founder
Toun28 is a very innovative brand and I can totally understand why Amorepacific, Korea’s largest K-Beauty conglomerate, jumped at the chance to invest in them.
TOUN28 trouble Care for Sensitive Skin
Designed for sensitive skin to help control the appearance of pores and improve skin elasticity, this lightweight moisturiser will help soothe and improve your complexion. Key ingredients include Centella Asiatica, Chamomille, Rice Bran Extract and Panthenol. Plus, it is housed in this wonderful eco-friendly paper pouch!
TOUN28 pH Balancing Toner
Housed in a glass bottle with aluminium cap, this gorgeous toner helps maintain the balance of your skin’s pH as well as protecting the skin against external irritations. The key ingredient here is organic Hibiscus Flower extract that is enriched in Anthocyanin and Vitamin C to deliver rich nutrients to the skin. This toner will also help refine the skin texture and prep it for your serums and moisturisers.
SIORIS My First Essener
ESSENER = Essence + Toner. An innovative concept from Sioris to help both prep and moisturise the skin after cleansing. The Essener is formulated with an impressive list of 14 carefully-selected ingredients such as Korean Mugwort Leaf Extracts and Damask Rose Flower Water to help nourish and revitalise tired skin. Polyglutamic Acid derived from fermented soybeans is also included for its moisturising properties.
Sioris is always looking for sustainable packaging ideas and this one is no exception. This product has a wash off adhesive label that dissolves in water and can easily be removed from the bottle for easy recycling.
SIORIS Make it Bright Sheet mask
Another entry from Sioris is their amazing biodegradable sheetmask! Made with 73% organic seasonal plum water which is full of vitamins and minerals sourced from Gwangyang, Korea. This 100% eco-friendly sheetmask (the first of its kind) also contains a wonderful mix of some of my favourite ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, Ginseng, Niacinamide and Panthenol to calm, nourish and brighten skin tone. The sheet is made from eucalyptus extract and is highly absorbent. The packaging is housed in a paper pouch and is biodegradable!
THE VEGAN GLOW Shampoo & Conditioner bars
Say goodbye to half-empty plastic shampoo bottles piling up in your shower. The Original Shampoo and Conditioner Bars will not only do good to your environmental conscience, it will also provide a completely silicon- and sulfate-free treatment that nourishes and protects your hair.
The Shampoo Bar is formulated with key ingredients like nourishing Coconut Oil and purifying Green Tea. Vitamin E and essential fatty acids from Argan oil improve elasticity and restore shine to dull hair. The Conditioner Bar contains hydrating Camellia and Argan oils. Camellia oil is known to unblock pores in the scalp, stimulate hair growth, and control water loss which will leave your hair softer and more pliable.
The bars are also certified vegan and cruelty-free – yes please!
BEAUTY & SEOUL Re-usable Bamboo Cotton Pads
And last but not least, our newly launched re-usable bamboo cotton pads! Perfect for using with toners, essences, when cleansing or removing masks. Simply pop your used pads in to the washing machine and save throwing away those hundreds of cotton rounds.